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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 91.95
Town and country planning has never been more important to the UK, nor more prominent in national debate. Planning generates great controversy: whether it?s spending £80m and four years? inquiry into Heathrow?s Terminal 5, or the 200 proposed wind turbines in the Shetland Isles. On a smaller scale telecoms masts, take-aways, house extensions, and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95
There is a strong case today for a specific focus on mental public health and its relation to social and physical environments. From a public health perspective, we now appreciate the enormous significance of mental distress and illness as causes of disability and impairment. Stress and anxiety, and other mental illnesses are linked to risks in the... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08
The basic thesis of the work is that environmental problems are only to be solved by people - people who will be required to make value judgements in conflicts that go beyond narrowly conceived human concerns. Thus people require not only an ethical system, but a way of conceiving the world and themselves such that the intrinsic value of life and nature... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 12.97
Understanding the modern city and the powerful forces within it is the life?s work of Harvard urban economist Edward Glaeser, who at forty is hailed as one of the world?s most exciting urban thinkers. Travelling from city to city, speaking to planners and politicians across the world, he uncovers questions large and small whose answers are both counterintuitive... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 87.99
Now in a fully updated edition, this leading textbook has been thoroughly revised to reflect the sweeping changes the past decade has brought to Europe and to incorporate new research and teaching approaches in regional geography. The topical organization?including environment, ethnicity, religion, language, demography, politics, industry, and urban... more...
- Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2008; US$ 15.00
It lurks in the corner of our imagination, almost beyond our ability to see it: the possibility that a tear in the fabric of life could open up without warning, upending a house, a skyscraper, or a civilization. Today, nine out of ten Americans live in places at significant risk of earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, terrorism, or other disasters.... more...
- Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 10.99 US$ 9.45
In recent years a spate of books and articles have argued that the world today is so mobile, so interconnected and so integrated that it is, in one prominent assessment, flat. But as Harm de Blij contends in The Power of Place , geography continues to hold billions of people in an unrelenting grip. We are all born into natural and cultural environments... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 36.95
There are moments in everyone's degree when you are expected to do something unfamiliar and daunting - present a seminar, go on a fieldtrip, create a wiki page, lead a lab team - and how to do it or what to expect is unclear. Studying at university requires a different approach from studying at school and this book explains this transition. Packed... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 55.00
Drawing on a wealth of primary documents and recent research, Daily Life in Colonial Latin America gives readers a genuine sense of everyday living in Central and South America, from the age of the great explorers in the 16th century to the beginning of the era of independence three centuries later. Daily Life in Colonial Latin America considers... more...
- Berghahn Books 2011; US$ 120.00
Conflicting and competing claims over the actual and imagined use of land and seascapes are exacerbated on islands with high population density. The management of culture and heritage is particularly tested in island environments where space is finite and the population struggles to preserve cultural and natural assets in the face of the demands of... more...